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10 Agriculture/Photos/Jumps I BOYDEN-HULL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS "ANNIE" THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 30,-,31 Tina Liu plays Tessie and Courtney Jansma is Kate, two of the girls at the orphanage in New York City in the play"Annie" which the Boyden-Hull theatre department will put on this Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Freshman Jonathan Heitritter performs the role of radio host Bert Healy. Abbie Kreun stars as Lily St. Regis. Kreun was also selected as Boyden-Hull student of the year from the Hull Area Chamber of Commerce. Chris Sietstra plays the lead role of Oliver"Daddy"Warbucks, who opens his heart to the orphan Annie as the show moves along. Nathan Alexander and Bryce Moss play members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's braintrust in the roles of Cordell Hull and Hans Morgenthau, respectively.- Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter 'Annie' set for Friday, Saturday shows at Boyden-Hull Continued from front Like that performance, Chris Sietstra plays a lead role as "Daddy" Warbucks while freshman Kayla De Weerd will act in the title role. Students have been practicing for three weeks. Both Wagner and Conner bring years of experience in directing musicals. Wagner directed musicals while in Orchard, Neb., and Corsica, S.D. She appreciates all the work the students are putting into "Annie." "We've had state boys' basketball, show choir and the musical all at the same time," she said. "The kids have done excellent at all of it. The kids have pulled it out. I think this will be memorable for the seniors." Wagner said there are plenty of top- notch performances throughout the musical. Abbie Kreun and Scott Hansmann sing a strong version of "Easy Street." Kreun plays Lily St. Regis and Hansmann is Rooster Hannigan, who conspires with his sister Miss Hannigan (Alicia Kleinwolterink) in a plot involving Annie. Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage. Jonathan Heitritter, a newcomer to the stage, plays radio host Bert Healy. The Boylan sisters comprised of Mindi Woelber, Nicole Ewoldt and Kelsey Wielenga give the radio scene depth as a 1930s singing trio reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. Kelsey Sehenk, Katlyn Harman, Kaitlyn Mulder, Tina Liu, Courtney Jansma and Kaylee Van Voorst all play children at the New York City orphan- age Annie lives in. Michael Nettinga, a freshman, will have two roles. Nettinga will play the role of Sandy, Annie's dog, as well as Harold Ickes. Blake Warntjes plays the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other prominent roles were given to Allison Te Slaa (Grace Farrell, Warbucks' secretary), Quinn Savage (Drake, Warbucks' butler), Brittney Wallenburg (Mrs. Pugh, another Warbucks' assistant) and Justin Schmidt (Bundles McCloskey). Ben Sipma and Tyler Hulstein play a pair of dog catchers. Bryce Moss and Nathan Alexander play Roosevelt's associates. Reed Solberg, Jenna Ribbens, Anna Vierhout, Sarah Rygaard, Haley Mouw, Gini Liu, Brittney Moser, Kylie Sipma, Cassidy Polaeck and C.J. Van Der Zwaag also have roles in this production. Memorable songs the audience will enjoy are, "N.Y.C.," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile," "I Don't Need Anything But You," and "Maybe." In addition to "Annie," Wagner reported the Boyden-Hull Summer Theatre has settled on "Sleeping Beauty" as the performance for Hull SummerFest in July. Teachers, school board ratify 12-13 master contract Continued from front school year. Employees' Retirement Tim Brunsting's salary also can't use leave on a It equates to $162,000. System(IPERS). enjoyed an increase from professional development The money will cover There is a $725 increase 5 to 8.6 percent of a base day. teacher salaries and benefits in a teacher's base salary, salary. The focus now shifts to plus paying support staff Other vertical and horizon- There weren't too many the 2012-13 school year and for additional fuel costs, tal steps are intact, changes to language in the budget. The master contract In addition, there is a pro- master contract. However, Tonight, the board of increase includes the vision in the new contract it was agreed upon that directors will have a budget insurance plan through bumping pay for covering certified personnel cannot workshop in the high school Wellmark -- a division of another class from $10 to use personal leave before center board room. Iowa Blue Cross and Blue $15 per class session, or after any type of school The session will begin Shield--and a 0.6 percent Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley vacation or professional at 5:30 p.m. There are no increase to the Iowa Public head cross country coach development days. Staff action items on the agenda. Agriculture Notebook Explore the 'Small Farm Dream' at NCC ORANGE CITY- The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office will have a program titled "Exploring the Small Farm Dream" beginning Thursday, April 12, at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. The program will take place every Thursday from April 12 to May 3 from 6-9 p.m. in Building H, Room No. 519. The registration fee is $50. Enrollment is limited. The course content highlights include risk assessments and rewards, small business administration resources, market research, finance and production, planning and entrepreneurship. For intbrmation, call 1-712-472-2576 or register online at: Agriculture notes Vegetable gardening workshop -- The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will have a two-hour seminar on beginning vegetable gardening on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Prairie Moon Books in Sheldon. The address is 301 10th Street. Topics of discussion will include sowing seeds or planting seedlings, garden organization and plant care. ISU horticulture educators and master gardener Margaret Murphy will be the keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Murphy at 1-712-472-2576 or e-mail at the Lyon County Extension Office. Firemen receive training -- Farmers Coop Society of Ireton and Farmers Cooperative of Craig provided train- ing and equipment to Ireton's Fire and Rescue units in cases of grain entrapment. Training took place in Craig on Saturday, Feb. 18.This type of training has also taken place here in Hull as well as Primghar and Sanborn. Local firemen received hands-on training for real-life situations. A volunteer victim was removed after being partially engulfed by grain during the session. The paneled equipment allows a rescue team to remove an individual with a solid wall of support and by draining the grain. Farmers Coop Society is a member-driven cooperative that has been serving farmers in Sioux County for more than 100 years. Soybean Association produces field guide -- The Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a publication called Field Crop Insects. The 74-page publication has full-color images and descriptions of insect pests and the damage they cause both corn and soybeans. Insect control recommenda- tions are given in the guide. .... Funding is provided through the Iowa Soybean Association's checkoff program and ISU. For information and to order the guide, call 1-515-294- 5247 and request publication CSI 0014 or call the Iowa Soybean Association at 1-800-383-1423. Soybean Association produces online guide -- The Iowa Soybean Association has created a new, free on line tool for farmers on rules and regulations that affect their agricultural operation. The guide features a question-and-answer format. Through this, producers will learn what rights they have. Topics include: air quality, animal production, fertil- izers, fuel storage, leasing, manure management, pesti- cide use, soil conservation programs and water quality. The soybean checkoff funded the program through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The website can be found at: environment/legal. Sign up for crop losses  The Sioux County Farm Service Agency office in Orange City has announced the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment is under way. This is for 2010 crop year losses. To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer's opera- tion must be located in a county that was a disaster county in 2010 and have at least 10 percent produc- tion losses that affect one crop for the entire operation. Sioux County was declared a primary disaster county that year. SURE payments are calculated based on a formula. Crops intended for grazing are not eligible for SURE benefits. For information, call USDA FSA local executive director Trevor Kerr at 1-712-737-4801 or log onto the website: .... ...... il !  !i ii , i You Are Invited To Attend Hegg Memorial Health Center's Free Prenatal Classes Classes will be held on April 16, 23.30, May 7, and 14. Classes will be from 7-9pm in the Four Seasons Room Topics Will Include: Care of Mother During Pregnancy Fetal Growth and Development Discussion on Labor and Delivery Prenatal exercise and breastfeeding and Much, Much More Anyone is invited to attend just the breastfeeding week. To register, please call Dianne VanKley at 712-476-8014 by April 13. F Cal Zomer 712470.3508 Rick Koedam 7t2004t,292t